The Kentish Hare

“Outstanding village pub offering destination dining” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT

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Our Inspector's view

The Kentish Hare is a stylish weatherboarded village inn that offers a real welcome. Chunky oak tables, fresh flowers, bare bricks, wood floors, and lots of hares scattered around in the fabrics and decor. There’s also a large terrace area out back. The cuisine is Modern British using excellent produce, and demonstrating real cooking skills that shine through.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Kentish Hare
95 Bidborough Ridge, Bidborough, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN3 0XB
Phone : 01892 525709

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 64
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 25
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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